The first hosts suffered something of a national humiliation in the Dublin contest, something that unfortunately set the tone for much of their other entries in following contests. Enya would fail to make it out of her semi final, something that similar "well-known" acts such as Andrea Corr and Westlife would also manage in Moscow and Manchester respectively (with Westlife managing to come dead last in the regional quarter final, the country's worst result to date).
The country has, however, managed to make it to the final on four occasions, starting with The Flaws' 20th place in Prague. One other noticeable trait about the country is the 3rd placed finishes that Lesley Roy and Tara Blaise both achieved in their semi finals, before their votes slipped heavily, resulting in an 18th and 13th place for the respective women. Blaise's 13th place would be matched as the country's best ever result by Laura Izibor in Madrid, something of a poor record for the legendary Eurovision country.
In a surprising twist, a member of the group Lamph (representatives in Bratislava) would later post in the forum thread, showing much enthusiasm for their song's entry in to the competition (even with the disappointing result it suffered in its semi final).
|Dublin||Chisato Geeste||Enya||The River Sings||-||-||19th||26||-||-|
|Prague||Diorhomeboy||The Flaws||You & I||20th||65||6th||77||-||-|
|Moscow||Saturn||Andrea Corr||Champagne From A Straw||-||-||13th||58||-||-|
|Oslo||globbits||Lesley Roy||Slow Goodbye||18th||87||3rd||82||-||-|
|Stockholm||AxG||Tara Blaise||Paperback Cliché||13th||105||3rd||94||-||-|
|Tórshavn||kvn||Ciara Newell||Nothing Spoken||-||-||-||-||12th||37|
|Madrid||AxG||Laura Izibor||If Tonight Is My Last||13th||65||10th||57||6th||57|
|Bratislava||youngswede||Lamph & Róisín Dubh||Chéad a mhíle lies||-||-||17th||21||3rd||69|
|Yerevan||Hayum||Imelda May||Inside Out||7th||81||7th||68||2nd||93|
|FlakeyFlossie||Róisín Murphy||You Know Me Better||-||-||-||-||10th||38|
|Zaragoza||21stCenturyBoy||Lesley Roy||I'm Gone, I'm Going||5th||76||2nd||107||1st||87|
|Toulouse||lionsof66||Flogging Molly||Drunken Lullabies||-||-||-||-||12th||28|
|1st in heat||2nd in heat||3rd in heat|
|Qualified from heat||Wildcard||Eliminated due to Wildcard|
|Did Not Qualify from heat||Last in heat||Finalist|
|* Deducted points for failing to vote|